Never was the victory of patience more complete than in the early church. The anvil broke the hammer by bearing all the blows that the hammer could place upon it. The patience of the saints was stronger than the cruelty of tyrants. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Hammer the iron that lies on your anvil instead of daydreaming about working silver.
Ahab still stood like an anvil, receiving every shock, but without the least quivering of his own. - Herman Melville
Silence, like salt, only seems to be weightless. In reality, if one allows time to dampen it, it grows heavy as an anvil. - Guadalupe Nettel
Palestine is the anvil of our souls. - Clovis Maksoud
The anvil is hard so that it can help shape the blade. If life were easy, we would all be soft and misshapen shards of metal, tossed into a bin. - J.M. Bush